Have you recently found that you have horses grazing on your land in Maidstone? Fly grazing is a real problem that has huge impacts on your property. Why not contact ERT today about our Equine evictions service? We have 30+ years of experience in this industry. For more information about our equine evictions then give our Maidstone Team a call on 01322 906 300 now.
What Do We Do?
Fly grazing is a common problem where people leave a horse or horse grazing on unauthorised private or public land. If you notice this on your own property then you should seek out professional assistance from a company such as ourselves. Our equine eviction service is well known and we have been carrying out this practice for over 30 years. Our Maidstone team are well trained and have an incredibly high success rate with our equine evictions. We are market leaders and a well-established company who have handled a wide variety of cases, helping our clients regain their land from unwanted horses or livestock.
When carrying out our equine eviction process we practice humane and safe practices. Ensuring the health of the animal and the safe return of your property in Maidstone. Our certified enforcement officers are highly knowledgeable and skilled. We can help you protect your property in line with the Control of Horses Act that protects the welfare of both property owners and horses. We are able to retain the horses that have been left in your Maidstone property until the proper owners come to claim them.
We are here to help and offer you advice, as we understand this can be a difficult process and one of which you will not have wanted. Our Maidstone team are only an email or phone call away if you would like to discuss this matter with them.
What is Fly Grazing?
From the 26 May 2015, the Animals Act 1971 was amended to include the Control of Horses Act 2015 which provides landowners in England with additional rights to deal with horses that are unlawfully grazing on their land. This act is an amendment to the Animals Act 1971 and the two pieces of legislation should be viewed in conjunction. The aim of the act is to enable enforcement authorities and private landowners to work together to protect both the public and the environment from the nuisance caused by abandonment, straying and fly-grazing of horses. The act covers England only; however, Wales has a similar piece of legislation (The Control of Horses (Wales) Act 2014), therefore the information below is applicable to both England and Wales. Scotland and Northern Ireland are NOT covered by this legislation.
In Northern Ireland, if you find abandoned horses on your land then you will need to contact the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) who will be able to advise you on what to do next. In most circumstances, an incident number will be issued by the PSNI. The owner of the land will then be advised by the PSNI to display an abandonment notice and if the horses are not removed within 2 weeks then ownership will be automatically transferred to the landowner.
Here at County ERT we are here to provide you with a professional equine eviction service that not only gets you your property back, but also cares about the livestock which has been abandoned on your property. When it comes to these situations we draw from our wealth of knowledge and expertise in these areas. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our equine eviction services then please get in touch with our Maidstone team today. We know that we can make a difference. Contact a member of our Maidstone team on 01322 906 300 today or fill out a contact form below.